Textbook rental, exchange offer options for students

By Jennifer Hilinski To buy books for the fall semester, students are either crowding local bookstores or ordering textbooks online.  With no local bookstores offering a rental program or book exchange, students spend hundreds of dollars on books each semester. However, Web sites such as Cengagebrain.com, Chegg.com and Swaptree.com are designed to provide students with […]

Ky. federal judge Thapar to address law students

By Matthew Stallings A rising star will be making an appearance on campus, but don’t expect to see his name in a major motion picture anytime soon. The UK Federalist Society is bringing District Judge Amul Thapar to speak at the UK College of Law Courtroom at 4 p.m on Thursday. David Newton,  president of the society, […]

Students undecided on health care reform

By Kirsten Clancy The words “health care” and “death panels” have been swarming national headlines lately.  While some UK students feel strongly about the issue, others are not even aware of the current reform. “I listened to talk radio over the summer, but I haven’t done any personal research,” said Claire Heitzman, a classics sophomore. Those […]

TallyCats rewards students for campus involvement

By Brooke McCloud news@kykernel.com This fall, UK students will have the potential to score some serious swag. With the new Student Government initiative TallyCats, students will be eligible to win prizes ranging from season basketball tickets to a semester’s worth of free books in exchange for one thing: campus involvement. “With TallyCats, we want to […]

Buster’s and Cosmic Charlie’s highlight changing bar scene in Lexington


​Ten years ago, Clark and Jessica Case were UK students working in the basement of the Kentucky Kernel. Now, the two are helping to transform Lexington’s new music and bar scene. It is fitting that their first date was a concert. The Cases, both attorneys, are reopening Buster’s, now Buster’s Billiards & Backroom, whose original […]

Social networking Web site allows UK to monitor users ​

​UK has created a Web site that mimicks Facebook in order to add a forum to gather students opinions about campus life. The Big Blue Network, or NetworkBlue, is an exclusive online community created to moderate discussion about issues on campus in order to resolve them, as well as increase retention rates, said Randolph Hollingsworth, […]

K Week welcomes new students to campus

K Week is the university’s traditional Welcome Week, full of activities for the freshmen to get to know campus and for those undergrads who want to get to know it a little more. From finding the best study spots to the world’s largest water balloon fight, K Week doesn’t sell itself short. Already halfway over, […]

Fifth UK president leaves behind legacy of education

By Matthew Stallings ​news@kykernel.com ​ ​Former UK president Frank Graves Dickey, 91, died Aug. 7 due to complications from pancreatic cancer at St. Joseph Hospital. Dickey became the fifth president in UK’s history and the youngest after succeeding Herman Lee Donovan as president in 1956.

Channel 50 gets new name, keeps same programming

By Sarah Eisenmenger news@kykernel.com ​ ​When you surf through the tube, you might notice a familiar television station moved down a channel. The UK student-run television station Channel 50 can now be found on channel 49 as Wildcat Student TV. The program was forced to move channels after Insight Communications decided they needed to move […]

Police increase campus patrols for first weeks of school

When students, new and old, go out to enjoy their first weekend back on campus they may notice an increase in patrolling officers. For the first few weeks of the semester, UK will see a rise in police presence in surrounding campus neighborhoods, Interim Police Chief Joe Monroe said. UK Police, Lexington Police, the Fayette […]